Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Ongoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2016
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2015-Dec 2016
- South America: Drought - 2015-2017
- Venezuela: Floods - Jul 2015
- Venezuela: Floods - May 2012
- Venezuela: Floods - Nov 2011
- Venezuela: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2010
- Tropical Storm Matthew - Sep 2010
- Latin America: Dengue Outbreak - Mar 2010
Most read reports
- Declaración Conjunta del ACNUR y de la OIM acerca del nombramiento del Sr. Eduardo Stein como Representante Especial Conjunto para los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos en la región
- Call a Spade a Spade: Venezuela is a Public Health Emergency
- Epidemiological Update - Measles - 21 September 2018
- Epidemiological Update - Diphtheria - 21 September 2018
- Venezuela: training in health care, humanitarian law and emergency preparedness - Newsletter May-August 2018
Soap, toilet paper, and most importantly medicine: these were the necessary items Venezuelans rushed through the border to buy. The border between the two countries had been closed for nearly a year.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans poured over the frontier with Colombia on Sunday to buy food and medicine after Caracas ordered the border open for the first time in eleven months. President Nicolas Maduro authorized a 12-hour-only window for his citizens to cross the pedestrian bridge that connects Tachira, Venezuela and Cucuta, Colombia.
Authorities in Venezuela are planning daily power cuts to curb supply problems at the nation's hydroelectric plants. In a separate announcement, the country's largest brewery said it would be halting beer production.
A plan to ration electricity would see four-hour cuts for the next 40 days, the government said on Thursday.
"There will be restrictions," Electricity Minister Luis Motta said in a televised address. "It's necessary, it's a sacrifice."
Power cuts are set to start on Monday, Motta added.